Passport Renewals

The Consular Section normally renews U.S. passports within 10 working days.  If you need to travel immediately due to an extreme emergency, you may apply for a limited, emergency passport.  Please note that issuance of an emergency passport is approved by the Consular Officer in extreme emergencies.  All passport applications are sent to the Charleston Passport Center to be printed.  Please bring your most recent passport and one photo complying with the requirements listed in the passport photo section (PDF 218 KB) of this website.

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in passport photos. For more information and tips please click here.